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Let's Talk About: Black-Face Minstrelsy & Daddi Whites

About a month ago, many countries including The Bahamas were preparing to face the wrath of Hurricane Irma. Fortunately for Nassau, Bahamas, the impact of the storm was minimal. 844 more words

Sarphrodite

Sophie Tucker Collection, ca. 1890-1966

Extent: 14 linear feet
Sophie Tucker (1884-1966) was a Jewish vaudevillian and Broadway star. Throughout her fifty year career, she starred in numerous Broadway productions and films. 540 more words

Theater Collection

Minstrelsy

By Prasanta Chakravarty

Minstrelsy is a realm where poetry is distressed.

We do not know whether or how to accommodate song-making and listening within literature. Even if we were to consider songs and skits and vaudevilles as literature, these forms would cut across established categories of literary genre – including metrical romances, historical novels, and national sagas. 5,609 more words

A Fine Madness: Spike Jones

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One of the great comedy acts based on the American minstrelsy tradition, but with a decidedly white face.

Thanks to YouTuber SpikeJonesEstate

Life

Australian Variety Theatre Archive - Sixth Year Highlights (2016-2017)

The Australian Variety Theatre Archive (AVTA) is a research website devoted to popular culture entertainment in the Australasian region between circa 1850 and the mid-1930s. This year, 2017, marks its sixth year of publication. 1,074 more words

Vaudeville

Dissertation - Chapter 6 - Conclusion: Minstrel Passing into American Citizenship (1 of 5)

© Copyright by
Roshaunda D. Cade
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
2009

CHAPTER 6

CONCLUSION: MINSTREL PASSING INTO AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP

This work explores how the performances of racial passing and blackface minstrelsy act as feminist vehicles of self-definition that lead slave mothers to American citizenship.  742 more words

Writing

Dissertation - Chapter 5 - Mulatta Mama in Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson (7 of 7)

© Copyright by
Roshaunda D. Cade
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
2009

Conclusion

Roxy asks Tom,

‘Ain’t you my chile?  En does you know anything dat a mother won’t do for her chile?  712 more words

Writing